Vintage: Candid Portraits of Celebrities by Steve Schapiro (1960s and 70s)

Vintage: Candid Portraits of Celebrities by Steve Schapiro (1960s and 70s)


Steve Schapiro (born 1934, in New York) is an American photographer. He is known for his photos of key moments of the Civil Rights Movement such as the March on Washington or the Selma to Montgomery March.

In the 1970s, Steve Schapiro focused more on film set photos. Having taken extraordinary film set photos of Midnight Cowboy (1968), among them also a famous one of Dustin Hoffman, he was hired as a photographer by Paramount Pictures. Projects like the movie The Godfather by Francis Ford Coppola, one of the most important representatives of the “New Hollywood”, brought out the best of Schapiro. The star-studded cast consisting of actors like Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan and Robert Duvall inspired him to take stunning photos. He captured unforgettable moments like “Marlon Brando and the Cat”.

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Buster Keaton

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Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick and Entourage, New York

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Marcello Mastroianni, New York, 1962

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Robert Redford and Lauren Hutton on the set of 1970 movie Little Fauss And Big Halsy

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David Bowie with Buster Keaton Book, Los Angeles, 1975

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Ike and Tina Turner pose before a painting of themselves at their home

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Muhammad Ali with a Monopoly board

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Robert F Kennedy wins over members of the public during his 1968 U.S. presidential campaign

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Robert De Niro during the filming of 1976 movie Taxi Driver

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Barbara Streisand

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Martin Scorsese with one of the guns used by Robert De Niro on the set of Taxi Driver

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Marlon Brando, makeup session for The Godfather, New York, 1971


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